12.14.16 inshore

Name of Captain Frank Bellizio
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 12-14-2016
Your Name Frank Bellizio
Your Fishing Report Fred M, Butch K and I headed out of Tarpon Springs early today under overcast skies with hardly no wind.  Trolling out the Anclote Butch and Fred hooked up on several good fighting jacks but about the time we made it to Anclote river park we wanted trout.  We fished several spots in front of the power plant and caught quiet a few short trout.  The decision was made to head out to Marker 4 for mackerel but we came on some crab traps on the way there in the middle of the channel so we stopped and fished.  The mackerel slapped us hard cutting off line and leaders left and right.  For some reason the mackerel wouldn’t go near the metal leader so a long shank hook with 80lb leader solved the problem we boated shorts and 4 keepers in less than a half hour.  We looked around and heavy fog was rolling in from offshore so we called it a day and headed in.  We only fished for about 4 hours but caught quite a few fish.  It was a great day on the water with friends.

Oh on a side note:  Rick U, as I told you last night the mackerel are still here and they are not all small.

If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. FB 231/2 Spanish Mackerel fish of the month

2.12.16 Offshore

Name of Captain MIKE SPANHEL
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 12-12-2016
Your Name DAVE TAYLOR
Your Fishing Report mI

Mike invited Chet Jasak, Jim McCarthy and Dave Taylor for some smooth boating and good catching today.  The trip started well and we assumed the fairly thick fog would quickly burn off–wrong.
We motored out to some of Jim’s favorite spots
West of N P R in about 40 feet of water.  As we
were trying to get settled in, a large cruiser appeared  out of the fog heading directly toward
us.  Finally he spotted us and altered course.
Okay, settle in and fish —-what ?? another cruiser coming directly toward  us.  He also changed course but it seemed like neither boat
was watching the radar.
While fishing multiple spots in the general area , we picked up a variety of fish including grunts black bass, red and gag grouper and amberjacks.
Dave lucked out with a 29 in gag plus a 33 in amberjack to win the $ 1 big fish pool while Chet managed to land a 28 in A J.
As we prepared to leave for home, the fog had mostly lifted , that is until we had gone a few miles
and got socked in with visibility limited to 50-100
feet at times. Captain Mike got us home including
down the channel with his trusty instruments.
Overall, a truly memorable day.

If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. GROUPER, GAG  29 IN.  DAVE TAYLOR
AMBERJACK       33 IN   DAVE TAYLOR

 

 

127.16 Offshore

Name of Captain Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 12-07-2016
Your Name rick uffa
Your Fishing Report Hooked up with Mike K with one of his friends up north (Tom). Toms was a newbie in off shore fishing.

We left Nick park at 6 A.M. and the winds were low ( 6 mph) but soon after going behind  the sand bar  the big rollers were there. Mike said they were left over from the day before and PROMISED us they would  be gone soon. But not soon enough for me, by the time we  went 10 miles I was chumming off the side of Mike’s boat. By noon the  big rollers were gone and was pretty flat for the rest of the fishing.

We started at 13 miles  and caught only a few, so we moved from spot to spot and  was catching fish at every spot. We ended up at 22 miles in 59′ of water.

Tom and Mike caught the only 2 keeper groupers, Mikes was 26 1/4 and Tom’s was 25″.  The red snapper were out of control. We must have caught at least 40 red snapper, actually they  were hitting the bait on the way down, even  before  the grouper had a chance to  hit the bait.

I was using my chicken rig and catching some nice  grunts, took home about 15  12-13″ ones.

Mike and I  both had monster fish on,  they bent our poles in half and  taking lots of drag, but both  of our lines broke off.

I also landed a  med size king fish on the bottom on a small pin fish.

Tom & I want to thank Mike for a great day of fishing

Rick Uffa

If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. 20″  red snapper ( rick)
30″ king fish ( rick)
26 1/4″ gag ( Mike)

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12.4.16 Inshore

Name of Captain captaion Mike Desabrais
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 12-04-2016
Your Name Team Uffa
Your Fishing Report Team Uffa hooked up with Mike Desabrais and we left out of Hudson. The winds were  pretty high and  the seas were about 2 feet, but after 1 hr, it calm right down for the rest of the day.
At first the bite was slow then we found the mackerel. We must have caught at least 40-50 macks in 4hrs. Today they weren’t very big, 15-18″, but  manages to get 2 nice keepers.

They were hitting everything we threw at them. We lost 2 spoons , 2 plugs, and about 15  jigs on cut off. We were using 50 lb leader and  they cut right threw it, without you even feeling it.

We were fishing just outside of gulf harbors about 3 miles in 9-10′ of water.

Thanks Mike for a great day Of CATCHING  this time

Team Uffa

If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. 23″ Spanish mackerel for Rick Uffa
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12.1.16 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-01-2016
Your Name Frank Bellizio
Your Fishing Report Chet J, and I joined Capt. Mike S and friend/neighbor Ron for a mid morning  day of fishing for mackerel somewhere north and a little west of Marker 4.  We embarked with 5 dozen shrimp and other spoons, jigs and lures.  The mackerel were quite cooperative, no really big ones but more than a lot of keepers.  The mackerel were hitting on anything you put in the water and cutting off everything, even on steel leader.  I finally had a circle hook with some 80lb mono as leader and which did a good job of not getting cut off.  Anyway, by 12:30 pm, did I mention we left at 10:30 am, we headed in since we had run out of shrimp caught a boat load of mackerel Mike said Sherry had food at the house.  It was a great day of fishing and enjoying friends new and old.  Thanks Mike.

12.3.16 Offshore report

Name of Captain Corey Hexter
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-03-2016
Your Name Jack Hexter
Your Fishing Report Fished with my son and one of his bosses on a 47 Release with POD drives. Boat is amazing. With the PODS and a joystick, it can move at 7 knots, sideways. Fishing was slow but always enjoyable with my son, and enough dolphin, bonito, and kingfish pulling on the string to keep it interesting. Went 0 for 1 on sails.

 

11.22.16 Offshore

Name of Captain Dave Taylor
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-22-2016
Your Name Frank Bellizio
Your Fishing Report Joe B, Frank B and Chet J boarded Seas The Moment captained by Dave T at 7 am and headed out to 25 to 30 Ft of water, around 13 miles offshore to fish for gag grouper. The seas were at 2 feet and the day warmed up nicely. The fishing was slow but steady with mostly grunts and black bass being caught except for Joe B.

Joe managed to hook and land 3 gag grouper, the rest of us were shut out. One gag was 24″ and the other two were just short of 24″ so were released to be caught another day.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. 24″ Gag Grouper Joe Bosworth Fish of the month

Note from Webmaster FAB.  I am sorry I didn’t get this report posted when it was suppose to be but got tied up.

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Joe B 11.22.16

11-25-2016

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-25-2016
Your Name Mike Kaplan
Your Fishing Report On Black Friday, I took Terry F and his son Tyler, visiting from Atlanta, out for a day of offshore fishing. With a livewell full of pinfish and shrimp, we fished numerous spots off Bayport from 35 feet to 50 feet of water. By the end of the day, the fish box was full of large grunts and 2 large black sea bass. We released dozens of large red snapper to 22 inches, lots of small gag and red grouper. We had 5 or 6 cutoffs which were probably kingfish and a couple of schools of amberjack which came around the boat, but weren’t interested in any of our baits.
The water was as calm as a lake most of the day, which made for a really enjoyable day of fishing. We left for home around 3:30 and had a smooth ride back to Hudson.
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11.25 Offshore

Name of Captain Rick Thompson
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-25-2016
Your Name Jack Hexter
Your Fishing Report Met my friend Rick Thompson and his friend Emery at Hernando Ramp at 6:00.  Loaded Rick’s 26′ Key West and headed out for bait, which was fairly easy.  Lots of Squirrel fish and porgy’s.  Then settled in for a long ride to the Middle Grounds.  Stopped on a wreck about 8 miles short of the grounds and immediately got pounded by a very large AJ.  Rick also hooked an AJ which got him in the wreckand broke off.   Caught some porgys and some ARS.  With very little coming in the boat but out of season fish, we moved another 8 miles to some of the grounds where teh Mangroves, Lanes and Porgys were chewing.  Loaded teh box with these fish, then moved to a third spot, trying for grouper.  More lanes and mangos and only 2 short gags.  At 2:30 we punched the Hernando headpin into the machine and it said 97 miles.  We settled in for the long ride home with a box full of good eating fish
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. 47 1/2″ AJ
24″ Mangrove snapper

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11.25.16 Inshore/Offshore

Where were you fishing? Other
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing
Your Name Bob Marshall
Your Fishing Report I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!

I recently moved to New Port Richey Gulf Harbors and joined the club last week. I am moving from San Diego where I had a 17′ Boston Whaler and fished the bay, the kelp beds and 3/4 day party boats.

I would really appreciate help from the members to take me out fishing.

I will share expenses and supply lunch.

Call me at 310-503-7984 anytime if you have a spot open.

Thanks,

Bob Marshall